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John Carter Brown Library - Peru Collection

The John Carter Brown Library has one of the five largest collections of early Peruviana in the world. It is not just the number of Peruvian imprints of the colonial, independence, and early national periods held by the John Carter Brown Library that is important, however, but the diversity of those materials and in a great many instances, their singularity - being only known copies. The subjects range from ecclesiastical matters, to government papers, to indigenous language studies, and impor...



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[494] pages, [1] folded leaf ; 16 cm. (8vo) Concolorcorvo was the pseudonym of Calixto Bustamante Carlos, Inca, which in turn was the nom de plume of Alonso Carrió de la Vandera, whose dates modern scholarship has established as 1715-1783. Regarding the true identity of the author, the uncontested place of publication, and probable year of publication of this underground press work, see the discussion in: (1) Vargas Ugarte ; (2) José J. Real Díaz, "Don Alonso Carrió de la Bandera autor...
Topics: CSAIP, Indians, Treatment of, Imprint 1775, Imprint 1776
135, [1] p. ;15 cm. (8vo) Annual issue for 1826 of the Calendario y guia de forasteros
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Topics: Almanacs, Imprint 1825
86 nos. cumulated in 3 v. ; 22 cm. (4to) Continued by: Verdadero peruano
Topics: CSAIP, Peruvian newspapers, Imprint 1811, Imprint 1812
[4] p. ; 31 cm. (fol.) Caption title
Topics: Monasticism and religious orders, Peruvian periodicals, Imprint 1828
[17], 22, a-q [i.e. 16], 23-155, [19] leaves ;|c21 cm. (4to) Half title: Hypomnema apologeticum pro Academia Limensi
Topics: Lipsius, Justus, 1547-1606, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Canon law, Ecclesiastical law
[26] p. ; 20 cm. (4to) Caption title
Topics: Soria, Domingo de, fray, CSAIP, Smallpox, Imprint 1778
1 sheet ([1] p.) ;55 x 41 cm Transcribes and promulgates treaty of peace and fiendship of 19 March 1813 between Spain and Sweden. Includes ratification by the Cortes of 7 May 1813
Topics: CSAIP, Broadsides, etc, Imprint 1814
[158] p. ;|c15 cm. (8vo) Signatures: pi [par.] chi [A] B-Q R (-R4) (pi1, R3 versos)
Topics: Jesus Christ, CSAIP, Imprint 1674
John Carter Brown Library - Peru Collection
by Peru. President (1823-1824 : Tagle y Portocarrero); Tagle y Portocarrero, José Bernardo, marqués de Torre-Tagle, 1779-1825; Bromsen, Maury A. fmo RIBRL
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1 sheet ([1] p.); 28 x 41 cm Announces the forthcoming promulgation on 20 Nov. of the Constitution of 1823 and decrees the corresponding ceremonies to be held in its honor
Topics: CSAIP, Broadsides, etc, Imprint 1823
John Carter Brown Library - Peru Collection
by Ternaux-Compans, Henri, 1807-1864. fmo RPJCB
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[8] p. ;|c20 cm. (4to) Caption title
Topics: CSAIP, Imprint 1808
[56] p. ;|c15 cm. (8vo) Signatures: A-G (leaf G4 blank)
Topics: Dismas, Saint, Novenas
8 p. ;|c20 cm. (4to) Consists of communiques by Manuel Fernández de Córdoba and others
Topics: Bolívar, Simón, 1783-1830, CSAIP, Imprint 1825
Title from caption and beginning of text
Topics: Postal service, Imprint 1772
[8], 192, 63, [1] p. ;|c30 cm. (fol.) Spanish text with Latin quotations
Topics: CSAIP, Administrative law, Church and state
Vol. 1: nos. 1-34, Jan. 2, 1791-Apr. 28, 1791; v.2: nos. 35-68, May 1, 1791-Aug. 28, 1791; v.3: nos. 69-103, Sept. 1, 1791-Dec. 29, 1791; v.4: nos. 104-138, Jan. 1, 1792-Apr. 29, 1792; v.5: nos. 139-173; May 3, 1792-Aug. 30, 1792; v.6: nos. 174-208, Sept. 2, 1792-Dec. 30, 1792; v.7: nos. 209-242, Jan. 3, 1793-Apr. 28, 1793; v.8: nos. 243-278, May 2, 1793-Aug. 31, 1793; v.9: nos. 279-312, Sept. 5, 1793-Dec. 29, 1793; v.10: nos. 313-346, Jan. 2, 1794-Apr.27, 1794; v.11: nos. 347-382, May 1,...
Topic: Peruvian periodicals
John Carter Brown Library - Indigenous Collection
by Torres Rubio, Diego de, 1547-1638; Villegas V., Víctor. fmo RPJCB; Peru Digitization Project (John Carter Brown Library RPJCB
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There are two Lima 1616 versions of this work that have been confused with one another. This version (B616.T689a1) includes the reprint of the Seville, 1604 edition of the "Catecismo en la lengua española y aymara del Piru." The other version (B616.T689a2) does not. They also differ in signatures and foliation. Although Medina claims to have seen "otros dos ejemplares ..., pero ambos sin dicho Catecismo," apparently he confused the one version (B616.T689a1) with the other...
Topics: CSAIP, Indian linguistics, Aymara language, Aymara language, Spanish language, Catechisms, Aymara,...
[3], 10 leaves ;|c20 cm. (4to) Signatures: pi² A-E² F² (-F2)
Topics: Navarra y Toralto, Elvira Augustina, b. 1669, CSAIP, Sermons, Imprint 1681
[38] p. ; 28 cm. (fol.) There are two known issues of this work, the second of which, contains numerous typographical errors on leaf B. Cf. Alden
Topic: Imprint 1534
38 p. ;|c31 cm. (fol.) An attack on General Bernardo O'Higgins, whom the author accuses of responsibility for the assassination of the Chilean revolutionary leader Manuel Rodríguez in 1818
Topics: O'Higgins, Bernardo, 1778-1842, Rodríguez, Manuel, 1785-1818, CSAIP, Imprint 1833
[6], 119, [1] p. ;|c21 cm. (4to) Signatures: [A] B-P Q (-Q4) ([A]3, Q3 versos blank)
Topics: CSAIP, Blacks, Blacks, Imprint 1812
[80] p. ;|c19 cm. (4to) An anthology of poetry, celebrating the construction of the wall around Callao, the port of Lima, by Viceroy Mancera
Topics: Toledo y Leyva, Pedro de, marqués de Mancera, Imprint 1647
[90] p. ;|c20 cm. (4to) Spanish text with Latin quotations
Topics: Benedict XIII, Pope, 1649-1730, CSAIP, Sermons, Imprint 1731
[2], 39, [5] p. ;20 cm. (8vo) Date of publication printed after place of publication on title page
Topics: San Martín, José de, 1778-1850, Imprint 1822
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by Paredes, José Gregorio, 1778 or 1779-1839
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Provenance of the John Carter Brown Library copy: there are ms. marginal notes in an unknown hand
Topic: Imprint 1818
[16] p. ; 19 cm. (4to) Signatures: [A] B
Topics: CSAIP, Wills, Imprint 1675
[64] p. ;29 cm. (fol.) In Spanish and Latin
Topics: Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Lima (Peru), Tithes, Privileges and immunities, Ecclesiastical,...
[36] p. ;|c20 cm. (4to) Spanish text with Latin quotations
Topics: CSAIP, Veterans, Sermons, Imprint 1684
[4] p. ;|c30 cm. (fol.) Not foliated, paginated, or signed
Topics: CSAIP, Imprint 1636, genealogy
John Carter Brown Library - Peru Collection
by Peru (Viceroyalty); Ballesteros, Tomás de; Montt, Luis, 1848-1909. fmo RPJCB; Cerda Concha, Ramón. fmo RPJCB; López y Martínez, Francisco, 1648-1696. Gemino luminari Toleto; Peru (Viceroyalty). Viceroy (1681-1689 : Navarra y Rocafull); Peru (Viceroyalty). Viceroy (1745-1761 : Manso de Velasco)
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[23], 339, [36] leaves ;|c29 cm Spanish text with Latin quotations
Topics: CSAIP, Law, Law, Imprint 1752
[26], 303, [1] p. ;|c16 cm. (8vo) A reply to Juan Prudencio de Osorio's Verdad vindicada. Lima, 1783
Topics: Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint, Osorio, Juan Prudencio de, Immaculate Conception, Imprint 1784
77, [2] leaves ;|c21 cm. (4to) Reprint; originally published: Madrid, 1628
Topics: Franciscans, Franciscans, Theology, Doctrinal, Imprint 1629, Imprint 1630
[62] p. ;|c29 cm. (fol.) Spanish text with Latin quotations
Topics: Aparicio, Lorenzo José de, Rojas, Jacinto de, CSAIP, Water rights, Imprint 1743
[2], 43, 42-106, 117-229, [1] p.: ill. ; 16 cm. (8vo) Place and decade of publication from content
Topics: CSAIP, Indians of South America, Indians, Treatment of, Imprint 175-
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by Mier Noriega y Guerra, José Servando Teresa de, 1763-1827; Pradt, M. de (Dominique Georges Frédéric), 1759-1837
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Translation of: Considérations sur l'Amerique espagnole, ou, Appel a la verité, sur les causes, l'esprit et le but de sa révolution, printed Paris, 1817, which is attributed to José Servando Teresa de Mier Noriega y Guerra by Palau
Topics: Revolutions, Imprint 1819
[2], 11, [1] leaves ;|c29 cm. (fol.) Signatures: A² ²A-E² chi² (chi2 verso blank)
Topics: Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Universities...
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by Peru; Peru. Congreso
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Signatures: pi² (pi1, pi2 versos blank) [1] 2-3 4²
Topics: Peru, Constitutional law, Imprint 1839
[68] p. ;|c19 cm. (4to) Signatures: pi1 [sec.] (-[sec.]4) 2[sec.]² (-2[sec.]2) [par.] chi1 A-F (pi1 verso blank)
Topics: CSAIP, Cancer, Medicine, Imprint 1723
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by Sebastián de la Parra, Juan, 1546 or 1550-1622
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[26], 588, 599-756, 758-763, 763-817, [1] p. ; 20 cm. (4to)
Topics: Catholic Church -- Clergy, Imprint 1615
[4], 28 leaves : coat of arms ; 20 cm. (4to) Imprint from colophon
Topics: Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint, Philip IV, King of Spain, 1605-1665, Sermons, Spanish, Sermons,...
Concolorcorvo was the pseudonym of Calixto Bustamante Carlos, Inca, which in turn was the nom de plume of Alonso Carrió de la Vandera, whose dates modern scholarship has established as 1715-1783. Regarding the true identity of the author, the uncontested place of publication, and probable year of publication of this underground press work, see the discussion in: (1) Vargas Ugarte ; (2) José J. Real Díaz, "Don Alonso Carrió de la Bandera autor del Lazarillo de ciegos caminantes,"...
Topics: CSAIP, Indians, Treatment of, Imprint 1775, Imprint 1776
[62] p. ;15 cm. (8vo) Abbreviated title, responsibility, place of publication, and printer statement from Medina
Topics: CSAIP, Imprint 1773
[1], 14, [1] p. ;|c30 cm. (fol.) Title from caption and beginning of text
Topics: Reguardo del Real Estanco del Tabaco (Peru), Peru. Real Estanco del Tabaco, CSAIP, Imprint 1790
[8], xii, [2], 280, [10] p. , [9] folded leaves, [1] folded leaf of plates : map ;c15 cm. (8vo) Pages 16 and 17 are misnumbered 17 and 16, respectively. The folded leaves of tables carry the page numbers following which they were to be inserted by the binder (i.e., 20, 38, 82, 100, 104, 130, 138, 140) except for the ninth folded leaf which is enumerated as though it were a page (i.e., "page" 281)
Topics: Catholic Church, Peru. Ejército, CSAIP, Imprint 1795
[4], 196, 193-211, [5] p. ;|c19 cm. (4to) Signatures: pi² A-3H² chi² (pi1, 3H2 versos blank)
Topics: CSAIP, Imprint 1809
[54], 62 p. :|bcoat of arms ;|c19 cm. (4to) pi² *² ²*² (- ²*2) [par.]-11[par.]² A-P² Q² (- Q2) (pi1 verso, pi2 recto blank)
Topics: Verastegui, Francisco, d. 1767, Franciscans, CSAP, Sermons, Imprint 1767
Vol. 1: nos. 1-34, Jan. 2, 1791-Apr. 28, 1791; v.2: nos. 35-68, May 1, 1791-Aug. 28, 1791; v.3: nos. 69-103, Sept. 1, 1791-Dec. 29, 1791; v.4: nos. 104-138, Jan. 1, 1792-Apr. 29, 1792; v.5: nos. 139-173; May 3, 1792-Aug. 30, 1792; v.6: nos. 174-208, Sept. 2, 1792-Dec. 30, 1792; v.7: nos. 209-242, Jan. 3, 1793-Apr. 28, 1793; v.8: nos. 243-278, May 2, 1793-Aug. 31, 1793; v.9: nos. 279-312, Sept. 5, 1793-Dec. 29, 1793; v.10: nos. 313-346, Jan. 2, 1794-Apr.27, 1794; v.11: nos. 347-382, May 1,...
Topic: Peruvian periodicals
viii, 15, [1], [2], 7, [1] p., [1] folded leaf ;|b20 cm. (4to) Signatures: [1] 2-3 chi ²chi² (-²chi2) ([1], ²chi1 versos blank)
Topics: CSAIP, Finance, Public, Imprint 1832
16 p. ;|c18 cm. (4to) Signatures: pi A
Topics: Colegio de Abogados de Lima (Peru), CSAIP, Lawyers, Imprint 1836
John Carter Brown Library - Peru Collection
by Vidaurre, Manuel Lorenzo de, 1773-1841; American Antiquarian Society. fmo RPJCB
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20 p. ;|c23 cm. (4to) Year of publication appears before printer statement on title page
Topics: CSAIP, Constitutional history, Imprint 1833
[16], lxxxxviii, lxxxxv-civ, 20 p. ;|c20 cm. (4to) Dedication dated (p. 6, 1st count): Lima y febrero 3 de 1800
Topics: CSAIP, Medicine, Imprint 1800
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by Spain. Sovereign (1700-1746 : Philip V); Philip V, King of Spain, 1683-1746; Peru (Viceroyalty). Real Acuerdo de Justicia (Lima)
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[8] p. ;|c32 cm. (fol.) Publishes royal decrees of 8 Sept. 1707, granting pardon "a todos los que por razon de qualesquiera delitos, © crimenes estuvieren en la carzel de esta audiencia ..." and ordering a general inspection of prisons on occasion of the birth of the King's son, Luis, the auto of Real Acuerdo de Justicia of 26 March 1708, implementing the aforesaid c©dulas, the promulgation of said decrees during a general inspection of the viceregal prison in Lima, and stipulation...
Topics: CSAIP, Pardon, Imprint 1708
[8] p. ; 30 cm. (fol.) Regarding modesty in dress: "En todos tiempos se hà procurado remediar el abusso, y desorden de los trages, y vestidos ..." (p. [1])
Topics: Catholic Church, CSAIP, Modesty, Imprint 1703
[2], 138 p. ;|c20 cm (4to) Apparently printed without licenses
Topics: Andrés Perez, Martín de, 1698-1770, CSAIP, Camillians, Imprint 1770
[1], 13 leaves ;|b32 cm. (fol.) Place and year of publication from statement on leaf 13 recto: "Fecho en la Ciudad de los Reyes en [blank] de el mes de [blank] 1687."
Topics: CSAIP, Indians, Treatment of, Agricultural wages, Agricultural laws and legislation, Imprint 1687
[62] p. ;15 cm. (8vo) Abbreviated title, statement of responsibility, and printer statement from Medina
Topics: CSAIP, Imprint 1766
1 sheet ([2]) p. ;32 x 21 cm. (fol.) Royal decree intended to foment production of hemp and flax by encouraging "Indians and other castes" to cultivate said primary materials and by eliminating all duties thereupon
Topics: CSAIP, Broadsides, etc, Agriculture laws and legislation, Indians, Treatment of, Hemp, Flax,...
1 sheet ([2] p.) ; 32 cm. (fol.) Title from beginning of text
Topics: Areche, José Antonio, CSAIP, Broadsides, etc, Imprint 1777
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by Peru; Bromsen, Maury A. fmo RIBRL; Peru. Congreso Constituyente (1822-1825)
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[4] p. ;|c31 cm. (fol.) Caption title
Topics: CSAIP, Imprint 1822
8 leaves ;|c29 cm. (fol.) Signed by Luis de Betancourt y Figueroa, Christoual de Castilla y Zamora, and Aluaro de Ibarra on leaf 6 verso. Drafted by Castilla y Zamora , however
Topics: Colegio de Santa Cruz de las Niñas Expósitas (Lima, Peru), CSAIP, Orphans, Imprint 1659
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by Hospital Real de Santa Ana de Lima; Bromsen, Maury A. fmo RPJCB
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[38] p. ; 30 cm. (fol.) Reprint of Constituciones, first authorized for publication in 1609
Topics: Hospitals, Imprint 1778
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by Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Lima (Peru). Synod (1613); Montt, Luis, 1848-1909. fmo RPJCB; Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Lima (Peru) Archbishop (1609-1622 : Lobo Guerrero); Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Lima (Peru) Archbishop (1630-1638 : Arias de Ugarte); Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Lima (Peru) Archbishop (1749-1758 : Barroeta y Angel); Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Lima (Peru) Archbishop (1581-1606 : Mogrovejo); Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Lima (Peru). Synod (1636)
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[13], 91, [12] leaves, 32, [8], [102], 93 [i.e. 63], [3] p. ;|c31 cm. (fol.) Text in Spanish and Latin with some some prayers and related materials in Quechua (p. 5-8 [1st count])
Topics: Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Lima (Peru), CSAIP, Councils and synods, Diocesan, Indian...
[4], 172, 170-195, 195-271, [7] p. :|bill. ;|c21 cm. (4to) "Reimpresso por el real tribunal de minería de esta capital de órden del exc[ellentissi]mo s[eño]r Virey." (statement on title-page preceding imprint)
Topics: Metals, Mines and mineral resources, Metallurgy
[1], 151 leaves, [18], 28, 82 [i.e. 29], 29-41 p. ; 20 cm. (4to) Signatures: pi1 A-2M 2N (-2N4) 2O (-2O) 2P chi1 (pi1, chi1 versos blank)
Topics: Cathedrals, Imprint 1755
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[8], 55, [1], 56-98, [1], 99-105, [1], 106-216, [1] p. ;|c20 cm. (4to) Compiled by Toribio Rodríguez de Mendoza and Mariano Rivero (p. [3])
Topics: CSAIP, Theology, Imprint 1811
[2], 6 p. ;|c29 cm. (fol.) Sign of the cross at head of title
Topics: Peru. Real Estanco del Tabaco, CSAIP, Government monopolies, Tobacco industry, Imprint 1759
Reprint; not know when originally printed. The Congregación de la O was founded in Lima 4 Jan. 1632
Topics: Congregación de Seglares de Nuestra Señora de la O (Lima, Peru), Cofradías (Latin America),...
[4], 79, [1], 80-237, [8], [96] p., [1] folded leaf of plates :|bill. ;|c20 cm. (4to) Assigned a publication date of 1757 by Vargas Ugarte and Medina on the basis of the dates of one of the approvals (Enero 7. de 1757) and one of the licenses (Enero 8. de 1757)
Topics: Maria Anna Josefa, Queen, consort of John V, King of Portugal, 1683-1754, CSAIP, Sermons, Funeral...
[4], 212, 241-244, 217-286, [2], 287-354, [58] p.,[1] folded leaf of plates :|bill. ;|c19 cm. (4to) A variant and possibly the original printing of BA752.B826r2. The titles statements differ slightly. In BA752.B826r2 excelentisimo is abbreviated "Excmo." In BA752.B826r1, Manso de Velasco is viceroy, governor, and captain general of "estos Reynos de el Perù" but in BA752.B826r2, of "estos Reynos del Perù." Also there is no comma after Lima in the imprint statement...
Topics: John V, King of Portugal, 1689-1750, CSAIP, Funeral rites and ceremonies, Sermons, Imprint 1752
[26], 36 p. ;|c20 cm. (4to) Signatures: pi1 ²pi-pi² [par.]-²[par.]² [sec.]² A-I² (pi1 verso blank)
Topics: Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint, CSAIP, Sermons, Imprint 1810
[4] p. ;|c32 cm. (fol.) Caption title
Topics: CSAIP, Indians of South America, Indians of South America, Imprint 1603
[2], 180, [29] leaves, [2] leaves of plates, including frontispiece : |bill., port. ;|c21 cm. (4to) Includes poetry in Latin and Spanish by various authors (leaves 93 verso-188 [i.e., 168] [2nd count]); and with separate title page and signatures but unfoliated: Oracion funebre a las reales exequias del Rey nuestro señor don Carlos II, : que en la Santa Iglesia Cathedral de la Ciudad de los Reyes celebro el Excmo. senor conde de la Monclova, virrey, governador, y capitan general de los Reynos...
Topics: Charles II, King of Spain, 1661-1700, CSAIP, Sermons, Imprint 1701
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by Valdivieso Torrejón, Miguel de; Manso de Velasco, José A. (José Antonio), 1689?-1767; Merlo, Diego Joseph, active 18th century. Oracion funebre a las reales exequias del rey nuestro señor don Phelipe V; Peru. Viceroy (1745-1761 : Manso de Velasco); Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos; Peru Digitization Project (John Carter Brown Library. RPJCB
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Imprint supplied by from Medina and Vargas Ugarte
Topics: Philip V, King of Spain, 1683-1746, Funeral rites and ceremonies, Funeral orations, Sermons,...
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by Torres Rubio, Diego de, 1547-1638; Figueredo, Juan de, 1646-1723; Zubieta y Roxas, Bernardo de; Aguilar, Juan Ignacio, 1716-1799; Hermoso de Mendoza, Pedro Toribio. fmo RPJCB; Bartlett, John Russell, 1805-1886. fmo RPJCB; Peru Digitization Project (John Carter Brown Library RPJCB
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Signatures: pi² * [A] B-3S (pi1 verso blank)
Topics: CSAIP, Quechua language, Quechua language, Chinchasuyu dialect, Indian linguistics, Indian...
[4] p. ;|c32 cm. (fol.) Caption title
Topics: CSAIP, Indians of South America, Indians of South America, Imprint 1603
Signatures: [1]² ([1]₂ verso blank) 2-6² A-N²
Topics: Sermons, Spanish, Sermons, Imprint 1781